The NRA in 2020: Mismanagement, Scandal, and Investigations

Executive compensation is skyrocketing at the same time the NRA cuts services to hunters and sportsmen. Failed business ventures like NRA TV and NRA Carry Guard demonstrate how far the NRA has strayed from its core purpose. Major investigations and lawsuits by attorneys general. Allegations of extortion, corruption, and a failed coup attempt: This is the National Rifle Association of 2020. While growing even more extreme, the organization is losing power, key board members, and longtime leaders. NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre has even acknowledged the issues have cost the NRA $100 million, and forced him to take the organization “down to the studs.”

The details of the NRA’s alleged corruption and scandal are coming to light in several court cases across the country and in the work of investigative journalists. This site compiles detailed legal filings from these cases and those news reports so you can read for yourself about the various scandals at the NRA.

Recent Filings

NRA Bankruptcy Proceedings
April 8, 2021

Cross examination of NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre concluded.

NRA Bankruptcy Proceedings
April 7, 2021

The proceedings culminated in a brutal cross-examination by the New York Attorney General’s office of LaPierre, in which LaPierre acknowledged several instances of extravagant spending and gifts, while repeatedly evading direct yes or no answers.

NRA Bankruptcy Proceedings
April 6, 2021

The flights in the spreadsheet span from 2015 - 2019 and represent the most detail disclosure of private travel by NRA executives to date.